The album containing 40 photographs, which it is thought Warner Bros. Studio made specifically for Michael Curtiz (Mihály Kertész), was gifted to the Film Archive by Linda Goldfarb, the director’s grandniece, who lives in California.
His film Hyppolit the Butler triggered an unprecedented golden age of film in Hungary. Under his influence, comedy became the dominant genre in Hungarian filmmaking, but he actually also experimented with other genres and didn’t stop until he reached Hollywood.
Introduction by Eszter Fazekas, digitalization and film restoration manager of the Budapest Film Archive, on the Márta Mészáros day organized in Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 13 February 2019.
2019 sees yet another Hungarian participant at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Classics.
UK film historians are unanimous in declaring that no other British movie producer enjoyed the unique mix of power, personality and imagination that made Sir Alexander Korda one of the world’s most respected and charismatic film moguls.
A long-forgotten photo album preserving scene stills of the film featuring young Hungarian aristocrats was brought back to life, and through this an 10-minute fragment of the originally 50-minute-long film has been reconstructed from stills.
Works by Ferenc Molnár have inspired many films, from the earliest days to the present day. Important movie directors such as Mihály Kertész, Fritz Lang, Charles Vidor, Zoltán Fábri and Billy Wilder adapted his dramas. In the following, we examine the filming stories behind 12 Molnár works.
The story, the creators and the reconstruction of the first Hungarian film, The Dance – an exhibition on the Day of Hungarian Film.
The first of April, 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Ján Kadár, the Hungarian-born, Czechoslovak film director who won an Oscar for his film The Shop on Main Street in 1966. The Film Archive Library, which became an independent institution in 1959, coincidentally also on 1 April, preserves a few of his personal papers that allow us to reconstruct the fate typical of a Central-Eastern...
Starting today, a total of eight Hungarian films that were restored by the Hungarian National Film Archive will be presented at Toute la Mémoire du Monde festival organised by La Cinémathèque française. For five days, the French Film Institute will showcase restored films.
The audience of the 2017 Berlinale celebrated a new film by Ildikó Enyedi. She’s return after 18 years was magnificent. On Body and Soul won its first international award, the Golden Bear, in Berlin. After this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, the Berlinale presents yet another of Enyedi’s works.
Q&A with György Raduly, director of the Hungarian Film Archive.